Exiles, Migrations, and Movements - Hispanic Literature

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Mid-America Conference on Hispanic Literature
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Exiles, Migrations, and Movements
Mid-America Conference on Hispanic Literature, October 12-14, 2012

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The Conference's Organizing Committee seeks proposals for individual presentations and panels on aspects of Hispanic literatures and cultures related to the conference theme: Exiles, Migrations, and Movements.

Abstracts of no more than 250 words may be written in Spanish or English and should include author's name, affiliation, and contact information. Please submit your abstract as an attachment to: machlunl2012@gmail.com.

We also encourage pre-arranged panel proposals around a specific topic that include 3 or 4 presentations. The organizer of the panel must e-mail machlunl2012@gmail.com the title of the panel, the abstracts of the presentations, and the names, affiliations and contact information of the presenters. Each presenter in a pre-arranged panel must also e-mail individually his/her abstract and must include at the bottom of the abstract the title of the panel. We will be accepting abstracts from January 20, 2012 until April 20, 2012.

Potential conference participants will be notified by June 1, 2012. Please indicate whether you will need projector & screen for your laptop. For more details, please visit the conference web site:

Topics may include, but are not limited to:

Narratives of history
National identities and movements
Sexualities in exile
Literature as political resistance
Communities in flight
Comparative literature
Cultural movements
Social class and migration
Concepts of exile
Teaching exile and migration
Autobiography and letters
Transnational identities and connections
Movements in space and time
Gender and/or race
Patriotism and the politics of culture
Aging in literature
Politics of migration
Evolution of characters
Metaculture: culture against politics
Minority groups
New technologies and communication